Book ‘Girls They Write Songs About’ by Carlene Bauer

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A power ballad to female friendship, Girls They Write Songs About is a thrumming, searching novel about the bonds that shape us more than any love affair. We moved to New York to want undisturbed and unchecked. And what did we want? New York, 1997. As the city’s gritty edges are being smoothed into something safer and shinier, two aspiring writers meet at a music magazine. Rose — brash and self-possessed — is a staff writer. Charlotte — hesitant, bookish — is an editor. First wary, then slowly admiring, they recognize in each other an insatiable and previously unmatched ambition. Soon they’re inseparable, falling into the kind of friendship that makes every day an adventure, and makes you believe that you will, of course...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2022)  Pages: 321 pages  ISBN-10: 0374282269  ISBN-13: 978-0374282264  ASIN:‎ B09CNF422H

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About the author: Carlene Bauer is the author of the novels Girls They Write Songs About (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Frances and Bernard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), as well as the memoir Not That Kind of Girl (HarperCollins). Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Virginia Quarterly Review, n + 1, The New York Times Book Review, and Elle, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.